Lgbt history movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant lgbt history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out queer cinema, realistic, touching, thought provoking, serious and sexy films and TV shows about / with lgbt, lgbt history, gay, gay slur, lgbtq, homosexual, society, gays and lesbians, homosexuality and gender plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as lgbt history: Gentleman Jack (2019), Dance of the 41 (2020), Riot (2018), Woke (2017), The Matthew Shepard Story (2002), Victim (1961), Hurricane Bianca (2016), Zenne Dancer (2011), Consenting Adults (2007), A Very British Sex Scandal (2007).

List of lgbt history movies

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Gentleman Jack (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister attempts to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Most notably for the time period, a part of her plan is to help the fate of her own family - by taking a wife.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, psychological, dramatic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, strongman, love and romance, discrimination, society, social relations, private vs public, lgbtq, rivalry, lesbian love, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, yorkshire
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Dance of the 41 (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Mexico City, November 1901. The police raid a private home where a secret party is being held. Among those attending is the son-in-law of President Porfirio Díaz.
Style: suspenseful, unusual plot structure, suspense, tense, dark ...
Plot: gay, orgy, homosexual history, homosexuality, male nudity, gay lead character, lgbt, gay slur, closeted gay, jail, police, lgbt history ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, mexico city
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 6.8
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Riot (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the 1970s Gay Rights Movement in Australia through the eyes of dedicated activist Lance Gowland. As Lance deals with his sexuality, he must also juggle work, family and relationships.
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, disturbing, psychological, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, police brutality, protest, police officer, gay sex, police, gay relationship, riot, protestor, lesbian relationship, gay rights ...
Time: year 1972, year 1974, year 1978, 70s
Place: sydney australia, australia
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 7.3
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Woke (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
TV show
Story: Describes everyday life in a Lyon LGBT centre, examining the initial political, emotional and sexual life of a man who recently came out as gay.
Style: psychological, sexy, disturbing, tense, touching ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay club, male homosexuality, gay slur, gay muslim, coming out, politics, couples, love and romance, romance, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. This critically-acclaimed, moving film recounts the final days of Matthew's killers' trial—and the weeks leading to Matthew's ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak, queer cinema
Plot: gay slur, lgbt, gay lead character, gay bashing, gay, gays and lesbians, murder, hate crime, courtroom drama, social decay, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa
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 7.7
 6K
Victim (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure in a time when homosexual acts were still being illegal. But he's queer himself.
Style: disturbing, cynical, noir, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, blackmail, closeted homosexual, homosexuality, lawyer, lgbtq, lgbt, controversy, lgbtqi, sex, mental disorder, legal ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london, britain, united kingdom
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Hurricane Bianca (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hurricane Bianca is a revenge comedy about a New York teacher who moves to a small town in Texas, gets fired for being gay, and returns disguised in drag to get revenge on the people who were nasty to him.
Style: lgbt cinema, thought provoking, humorous, psychological, queer cinema
Plot: gay, lgbt, teacher, revenge, high school, gay slur, lgbtq, school, education, discrimination, drag, high school teacher ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, new york
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 7.1
 3K
Zenne Dancer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A feature film about an unusual trio: DANIEL, a German photo-journalist in Istanbul without much knowledge about Middle Eastern values. CAN, a flamboyant, out and proud male belly dancer with lots of love and support from his family, and AHMET born ...
Style: semi serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: gender, lgbt, murder, society, love affair, haunted by the past, religions or cults, life is a bitch, journalism, love and romance, media, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, afghanistan, turkey
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Consenting Adults (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Fifty years ago, a Home Office committee chaired by Wolfenden, then vice-chancellor of Reading University, recommended the decriminalization of homosexuality. But behind the scenes of what was to become a turning point in British social history, ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, british history, homosexuality, homosexual history, entrapment, father son relationship, male homosexuality, gay rights, rain, police inspector, closeted homosexual ...
Time: 50s
Place: england
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A Very British Sex Scandal (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Very British Sex Scandal tells the story of Peter Wildeblood, a royal correspondent for the Daily Mail newspaper. He is a closet homosexual and like many gay men at that time, lives in secret as homosexuality is against the law. One evening he ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, gay interest, gay slur, love affair, coming out, society, journalism, couples, sex scandal, scandal, writers ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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 7.3
 3K
When We Rise (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: The personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable ...
Style: tense, suspense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: gay, lesbian, civil rights, women's rights, gay rights, lgbtq, family relations, friendship, racial prejudice, gay slur, friend, father son relationship ...
Place: san francisco
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 7.5
 174K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, political, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay, politics, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, civil rights, protest, homosexual, discrimination, murder, male homosexuality, politician, lgbt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
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 7.4
 6K
Any Day Now (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay adoption, adoption, lgbt, district attorney, gay parent, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rivalry, civil rights, couples ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.3
 12K
The Parade (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, France, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Parade, in a tragicomic way, tells the story about ongoing battle between two worlds in contemporary post-war Serbian society - the traditional, oppressive, homophobic majority and a liberal, modern and open-minded minority... The film, which ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, queer cinema, offbeat
Plot: gay, gay slur, gender, society, gays and lesbians, gay bashing, gangsters, crimes, disorder, social activist, muslim, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, croatia ...
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 6.7
 1K
Beefcake (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thom Fitzgerald's (The Hanging Garden) provocative blending of fiction and documentary, tells the story of Bob Mizer, the pioneering founder of the Athletic Model Guild, a company which produced still photographs and short films extolling the ...
Style: stylized, factual, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male nudity, male prostitute, gay, homosexuality, lgbt, prostitution, muscleman, physical appearance, lgbtq, gays and lesbians, media, against the rules ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1934 ...
Place: california, venice beach california, san francisco
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Where Are You Going, Habibi? (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ibrahim falls in love with Alexander, a blond, blue eyed German criminal and show wrestler who is straight - an impossible friendship that surpasses the both of them.
Style: sexy, touching, unusual plot structure, lgbt cinema, humorous ...
Plot: gay, gay interest, friendship, gay relationship, gay friend, gay son, closeted gay, gay couple, gay lead character, rejection, gay slur, reconciliation ...
Time: year 2014
Place: berlin germany
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And the Band Played On (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
Style: touching, disturbing, uplifting, political, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, epidemic, deadly virus, politics, investigation, medical, doctor, hiv, scientist, fighting the system, human spirit ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1984 ...
Place: san francisco, africa, usa, new york, france
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The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret.
Style: serious, captivating, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian sex, lesbian relationship, forbidden love, lgbt, friendship, intern, fall in love, romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
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Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, non-linear ...
Plot: gay, aids, hiv, human spirit, rising to stardom, fighting the system, ambition, idealism, tv show, terminal illness, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cuba, latin america, miami, san francisco, usa ...
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Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves to explore the home's garden using ...
Style: realistic, touching, witty, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: gay, aids, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay couple, friendship, blind character, bittersweet, lgbtq, blindness, summer, homosexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, england, new york state, usa
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Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: sad, realistic, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, politics, friendship, courage, nudity (full frontal - brief), homosexuality, lgbtq, gay slur, virus, terminal illness, lgbt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
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Parting Glances (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Michael and Robert, two gay men living in Brooklyn, spend their last day together before Robert leaves for Africa on work assignment. Michael still has feelings for his friend Nick, who has AIDS.
Style: sad, semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gay, aids, lgbt, lgbtq, gays and lesbians, gay interest, friendship, homosexual, drugs, hiv, yuppie, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, africa, wisconsin
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Saturday Night at the Baths (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Continental Baths, a favorite hangout of New York homosexuals, provides the background of this socially conscious comedy drama that tries to examine the relationships between gay and heterosexual people. The story centers around a macho, ...
Style: queer cinema
Plot: gay, male nudity, gay interest, homosexual, audition, female impersonator, disco, lgbtq, dancing, friendship, first gay sexual experience, homosexual history ...
Time: 70s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, emotional, visually appealing ...
Plot: gay, aids, lgbt, suicide, terminal illness, death, friendship, deaf, male nudity, destiny, crime gone awry, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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